Conjunction with Missouri Dairy Cow Camp
May 24-26, 2023 - Freistatt, MO

Special consignments for the 2023 Heifer Tag Sale!


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All Photos and Videos posted to Sale Facebook Page: @MissouriHeiferTagSale
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If you are interested in a lot at the tag price and would like to express your intent to bid please reach out to one of the sale staff to sign you up before the close at 8:30pm CST, Friday, May 26.

Leroy Wright, Sale Chairman: 417-300-4835
Jodi Wright, State Secretary: 417-840-3203
Scott Wilson 417-592-0646
Nelson Hostetler 417-327-7001
Jason Ewing, Holstein USA 417-459-9507


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Photos and Videos of Consignments will
be posted here and on Facebook prior to the sale!


• Cow Camp will be held May 24-26, Freistatt, MO.
• Missouri Holstein Association is sponsoring a tag-sale of the heifers that are used during the cow camp to be available to both youth and adults. Animals will be transferred by the June 1st youth deadline.
• Consignors:
- Accepting all breeds of show age heifers. Generally March 2023, December 2022 and September 2022 age calves.
- Commission is 10% and sponsored by Missouri Holstein Association.
- Consignor responsible for transportation of consignment to Freistatt and return home if not sold. Animal must be green broke upon arrival. Consignment will be clipped and worked with during the 3-day Cow Camp by attendees.
- $100 non-refundable consignment fee due upon commitment. If animal is sold the consignment fee is credited towards sale commission. Consignor sets starting tag price.
• In addition to the normal 3 day cow camp, the committee is scheduling an All-Breeds Youth Heifer show that will be on Saturday, May 27. Youth interested in participating in the show only will be able to bring their livestock at the completion of Dairy Cow Camp on May 26.
• Tag sale will run the length of cow camp and conclude Friday evening, May 26.
• All heifers purchased during the sale will automatically be entered into the All-Breeds youth show.
• Semen and fun auction will also be held in conjunction with event.
• Advertising will be in the Pulsator Magazine - March issue. Additional sale advertising through Facebook page: MissouriHeiferTagSale, email and Dairy Agenda Today.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle for the 2023 Show Season!

Here is just a few of the consignments we have to offer!

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If you would like to receive a catalog by mail simply email me at
MO State Sale Catalog or phone/text name and address to 417-840-3203.

May 27, 2023, Freistatt, MO

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THIRD YEAR: The Missouri Cow Camp committee is again hosting an All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show on Saturday, May 27 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO.

*In-state and out-of-state residents exhibitors welcome
*Heifer show only
*Entry Deadline May 15
*Jackpot show with prize money
*All breeds will show together in class
*Any heifer purchased in the heifer sale on Friday, May 26
          will automatically be entered in show

See schedule below, complete list of rules and entry forms. For more information contact Karla Deaver, 417-466-3102

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 26
2:30 pm Cattle May Arrive at Grounds
7:00 pm Tri-Tip meal and Ice Cream - Tickets on Entry form: $10 / person and $5 - 8 & under. Or purchase that evening.
8:00 pm Missouri Holstein Semen/Fun Auction
8:30 pm MO Holstein Tag Sale Closes.

Saturday, May 27
7:00 am All cattle must be in place
10:00 am Heifer show begins with Spring Calves, Showmanship, Awards

Click below to print Rules and Entry Information.

Show Information, Rules, Schedule and Heath Requirements
Heifer Show Entry Form

Cow Camp Information and Registration Form located on the Junior Page


Save the Date - Thursday July 13

2023 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Thursday, JULY 13 - Oakridge, MO
Schoen Farms

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Missouri classified in March 2023. Click on the buttons below to view the lists from the state classification. Our next state Classification will be in August.


Several issues Dairy Producers need to
Express their Opinions Regarding!

1. Federal Milk Marketing Orders

April 5th, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall sent a letter to Secretary Vilsack urging USDA to reject FMMO hearing petitions from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) that seek to raise make allowances. This action follows similar letters of opposition from NMPF and Edge Dairy Cooperative.

End-product pricing formulas regulated by Federal Milk Marketing Orders include a fixed deduction from each product price called a “make allowance” (i.e., a processing credit, for turning raw milk components into finished dairy commodities). In general, any increase in make allowances would increase the deduction to cover processors’ cost, decreasing dairy farmers’ take-home pay in the short-run. Make allowances are based on an estimate of the costs associated with converting a hundredweight of raw milk into commodity dairy products, including butter, cheese or dry milk powder, and are intended to be large enough to encourage the construction and maintenance of processing capacity

IDFA’s and WCMA’s petitions call on USDA to increase make allowances through an FMMO hearing process. The petitions request an update to “the make allowances used in all FMMO minimum class price formulas using the most recently available industry cost data.” The IDFA petition references a voluntary survey completed by Dr. Mark Stephenson based mostly on 2018 cost data showing modest increases in processor costs. IDFA also describes their retainment of Dr. William Schiek, CEO of the Dairy Institute to update the California Department of Food and Agriculture data through 2022.

As the letter describes, AFBF does not support increases in make allowances unless Congress authorizes mandatory surveying of product manufacturer cost and yield data no less than every two years. AFBF does not support existing hearing petitions for make allowance increases without this survey in place or consideration of other FMMO topics such as the Class I mover formula and Class I differentials which would offset all or some of the negative impacts to farmers. We also find the IDFA and WCMA’s petitions are incomplete as defined by law.

In response to IDFA and WCMA, USDA has 30 days to issue an “action plan” to complete a hearing within 120 days, request additional information from the proponent(s), or deny the request. USDA may also decide to hold a pre-hearing information session in response to a proposal. Read more on the hearing process via the formal rulemaking link below.

Additional Farm Bill Information:
Five fights brewing in the 1.4 trillion farm bill

2. ACT NOW: Protect Kids' Access to Dairy in Schools
Comment period ends May 10, 2023!

In February, USDA published a proposed rule intended to update school meal standards to align school meals more closely with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Once finalized, the rule will take effect beginning in school year 2024-25.

There are three main areas of the proposed rule that will impact dairy:
• The proposed rule requests feedback on if flavored milk should continue to be served at the elementary and middle school levels.
• The proposed rule places added sugar limits on flavored milk and yogurt while also proposing a weekly average added sugars limit.
• The proposed rule places limits on sodium, which may impact how schools can continue to use cheese and other dairy foods in school meals.

If you would like to make your voice heard, please submit comments to USDA by May 10. Click here to Take Action!.


Below are links and resources to promote and advocate for Dairy!



If you have not paid your ANNUAL 2023 membership
Dues they are Delinquent!

To Qualify for State Awards Dues must be paid by June 1, 2020

Membership Dues BY-LAW CHANGE 2023
All Membership Dues = $50 (Farm and Associate).

Junior only members (no adult membership with them) are encouraged to pay an additional $25.00 Pulsator Subscription fee.

Additional members per farm prefix are still $25.00


1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
       members or additional magazines) = $25
3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
4. Associate Members = $50
5. Junior Members = $5 each
6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

Click on Membership Card below to print pdf


Three options to pay your Membership:
1. Download, Print & Mail Form - click here
2. Pay through PayPal. Must add $4 per transaction service fee. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
Email for an invoice
3. OR Submit free through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2022 Missouri Membership List - By District


Women In Dairy

May 10, Wednesday

Diversify with Elderberry @ 11:30 AM @ SW Research Center, Mt. Vernon

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2023 Meeting Schedule

May 10 - Elderberry Production
June 14 - Dairy Promotion: "Meet your Farm Her!" in Springfield
July 13 - Field Day @ Schoen Farm, Oakridge
August - Skipping this month
September 14 - Battlefield Lavender Farm field trip, Centralia, MO

A great lineup of information is set up for the next several months. Mark your calendars! LOTS to LEARN! To RSVP for an event to make sure we have enough food and supplies please contact Reagan below.

Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or calling the office (417-847-3161),

Summer PULSATOR - Ad Deadline May 20!
This issue will feature MO Holstein Field Day, Heifer Tag Sale, All-Breeds Heifer Show, and Cow Camp.

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To view the Spring 2023 Pulsator PDF Click here

This issue will feature Midwest Holsteins, Spring Sales, Heifer Tag Sale, Cow Camp and convention results!
Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?
No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

Deadline for the next issue is May 20!

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker or 417-737-2876
Jenna Wilson

Adults and Youth
ENTRIES DUE: August 1, 2023

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IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring our Photo Contest again. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best!

*Three Divisions: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
*Entry Deadline August 1 (No late entries)
*Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
*Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/22 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

For complete entry and rule information see image above.
For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794


Dairy Margin Program

USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2023
Rates for 2023:
- January Rate: 7.94. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.56 per cwt
- February Rate: 6.19. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.31 per cwt
- March Rate: 6.08. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.42 per cwt.



May 10, 11:30 - 2:30 Women In Dairy - Elderberry diversification, SW Center, Mt. Vernon
May 15 All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show ENTRY Deadline
May 20 Summer Pulsator Deadline
May 24-26 4-H Dairy Cow Camp, Freistatt
May 26 Missouri Heifer Tag Sale
Tri-Tip meal @ 7pm. Tickets $10/person
May 27 All-Breeds Heifer Show

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.
August 1 Pulsator Photo Contest ENTRY Deadline

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Scott Wilson

Vice President
John Schoen

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Shannon Kleiboeker


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Jason Ewing


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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